Salem has established mass notification systems to inform the community of emergency situations. One or more of these systems may be utilized to alert the community in the event of a significant crisis or emergency.
Salem has an outdoor alert system that uses a siren and prerecorded messages to warn the Salem campus of emergencies ranging from a tornado to a chemical hazard. The messages are prerecorded and are intended to alert faculty, staff, students and others in the event of a campus emergency. Speakers are located on the roof of the Fine Arts Center and at the physical plant office. The system is tested at the beginning of each semester.
Salem uses an automated system to send email, texts/SMS and voice messages. During emergencies, each campus telephone line, each subscribed mobile number, and email account will receive an emergency alert (depending on the information shared, and alert options chosen). Calls may be answered live, but the system will leave a voice message on unanswered lines. Members of the Salem community are encouraged to subscribe to this feature. To enroll for notification, please see the instructions posted here (MySalem link, log in required).
Salem will also utilize the home page and email system to update and inform the community of other important information.